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HMP KIRKHAM Visiting Information

Freckleton Road,
Kirkham Preston,

Local public transport information is given below under Additional Information.

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For information about getting help with the cost of visiting (Assisted Prison Visits Scheme) we have prepared a factsheet with all the information you need. If you need a PDF reader, you can download adobe pdf reader for free.

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Booking Procedure

On-line booking now available

Min Age Unaccompanied


Search Procedure

Passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photographic (Passport/Driving Licence etc.) + Proof of Address

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age


Child Visitor ID

Birth Certificate / Passport etc.

Disabled Facilities

Full access


Yes; with 3 disabled parking spaces by the Gate Lodge

Hand In Money on Visit


Hand In Other Items

Yes - dependant on IEP level. Check with Prisoner/Prison

Book next visit on Visit

Yes - book in Visits' Hall

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Opening Times

13:00 - 15:00


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Refundable Locker Deposit


Booking on-line
You can now book visits to this prison on-line without a Visiting Order (VO).
You will need the prisoner’s full name, date of birth, prison number and prison.
Provide three alternative visit slots and you will get a confirmation email within three days.
For more information, or to book a visit, go to:


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Prisoner + 3 adults + 3 children (under 18)


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Yes with disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

No limit - coins only

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13:00 - 15:30


13:00 - 15:30

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Convicted Basic

2 per month

Convicted Standard

2 weekday and 2 weekend

Convicted Enhanced

2 weekday and 2 weekend

Reception Visits

Newly received prisoners at Kirkham are entitled to a 'reception visit' within the first seven days of their arrival at the prison. Any such visit will count against a prisoner's visiting entitlement whilst at Kirkham.

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Visiting Time

Thu: 09:30 - 11:30

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

To book a legal visit you must request a booking form via email: legalvisits.kirkham@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

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Wesham Taxis
45 Garstang Road South, Wesham, Preston PR4 3BH
01772 673737

Kirkham Taxis
20 Poulton Street, Kirkham, Preston PR4 2AB
01772 683003

Kirkam-Macs Taxis
106 Poulton Street, Kirkham, Preston PR4 2AH
01772 685658


Mill Farm Bed & Breakfast
Fleetwood Road, Wesham, Preston PR4 3HD
01772 681974

The Rooms
35 Church Road, Lytham, Lytham St Annes FY8 5LL
01253 736000

The Tudor House
32 St. Davids Road South, Lytham, Lytham St Annes FY8 1TS
01253 722444

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The nearest rail station is Kirkham, which is about 2 miles from the prison and served by frequent services from London Euston - a journey time of approximately 3 1/2 hours.

Facilities at Kirkham Station: Pay phone. No part of the station is step free. From Station Road level access through double doors into booking hall then down 29 steps with handrail to platform. From the car park up 29 steps with handrail to Station Road. Across Station Road to main entrance or travel back 100 metres to ramp which leads to top of staircase and Station Road. Steep incline 120 metres long then across Station Road to main entrance. Stepped access to platforms. unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Contact Customer Relations 0845 00 00 125 prior to your journey.

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Buses from Preston to Blackpool pass through Kirkham, stopping at Freckleton Road, about one mile from the prison. The number 193 bus from Kirkham train station passes the prison at: 07:08, 07:38, 08:38 and then at 38 minutes past the hour until 17:38 and 18:08. Service 11A is available at 19:27, 20:27, 21:27 and 22:27. Stagecoach operates a regular bus service to Kirkham from Preston.

Telephone Travel line for further information on 08712002233 or click here.

Prison main telephone numbers
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01772 675 400
Fax: 01772 675 401

Information about Visiting is primarily supplied by the prison. This is supplemented with information from the various prison service websites, charities working within Visit Centres, IMB and HMCIP reports.

The ‘Updated’ date shows when information was last changed. The information is checked regularly; however, if you have further information, or believe our data to be incorrect, please use the ‘Contact’ link below.


Updated July 2014

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Inside Time Limited provide the details of taxi companies and accommodation without recommendation. These are merely businesses within easy distance. Visitors are strongly advised to contact the business well in advance to check availability and pricing.


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